Strathbogie Shire Council

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Disability Parking Permit

From 22 March 2021, we have moved our disability parking permit system to a new online platform - the Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Scheme and new online service. 

The new APP Scheme and online service will provide significant improvements in the administration and enforcement of disability parking in Strathbogie Shire, freeing up parking bays for the people who really need them. 

 

What's changing?

The new APP Scheme aligns with the national Australian Disability Permit Scheme (ADPS) and provides for a consistent process and permit across Victoria.

Many improvements have been made, including:

  • making sure the eligibility criteria for a permit is consistent across the state,
  • allowing occupational therapists to complete assessments, in addition to GPs,
  • introducing a permanenet disability classification, so many will no longer have to return for reassessment,
  • increasing the permit length from three (3) years to five (5) years for individuals, 
  • providing temporary permits for 6, 12 or 24 months, and
  • a new single permit design to be used across the state

Centralisation and digitisation of the scheme will reduce the subjectivity of the functional assessment and enable greater ability for councils to enforce the scheme. 

All existing Strathbogie Shire Council permits will remain valid until they expire. 

Applying for a Disabled Persons Parking Permit - now called Accessible Parking Permit

Permits will only be issued to residents living within our council area however permits can be used anywhere in Victoria.

Individual applicant - renewing or applying for a new permit

  1. Start your application online at www.accessibleparking.vic.gov.au You'll receive an application reference number via SMS*

  2. Take your reference number to your GP or occupational therapist
  3. Your GP or occupational therapist will complete an online assessment and submit your application
  4. Council will then review the application
  5. If your application is successful, you'll receive your permit in the mail or can nominate to pick it up from the Council offices.

*A paper-based version of the application is avialable if you don't have access to a mobile phone or the internet. 
You can download it from here or contact our Customer Service team if you require the paper-based form. 

 

Applying as an Organisation?

1. Start your application online at www.accessibleparking.vic.gov.au
2. You'll receive an application reference number via SMS and email
3. Council will review your application
4. If you're application is successful, you will be notified and can collect your permit from the Council office. 

* A paper based version of the organisation application is also available and can be downloaded here or contact our Customer Service Team

APP Infographic

 

Replacing an existing permit

1. Start your replacement application online at www.accessibleparking.vic.gov.au
2. You'll receive a replacement application reference number via SMS and email
3. Your local council will review the application
4. If your application is successful, you'll be notified and can pick up the permit from the Council offices.

 

FAQ's

How long does it take to get a permit?

Once your application is approved, your permit will arrive in the mail in approximately seven - 10 business days. 
These times may vary depending on Australia Post demand.

What if I don't have internet access or physically can't complete the online application?

Your carer, family, or a friend, GP or Council customer service staff can help you if you require assistance or have no internet access.

Can I use a paper form instead?

A paper-based version of the application is available for people with no access to mobile phones or the internet. However, the online process provides a faster outcome. 

A paper application is available from our Customer Service team or can be downloaded from this page from the 'Applying for a Disabled Persons Parking permit' section

Can I or my GP use old application forms to apply for a permit?

No. As part of disability parking scheme update, clearer assessment questions were developed in consultation with medical practitioners, to allow GP's and occupational therapists to assess mobility issues against the criteria. Some questions on old forms are no longer valid and do not align with the new scheme's requirements. 

 

 



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